How to run wget In background for an unattended download of files?

Issue

How can I download a file unattended using wget (for example, I want to download a large ISO file in the background)?

Solution

wget -bqc http://path.com/url.iso

where:

-b: Go to background immediately after startup. If no output file is specified via the -o, output is redirected to wget-log.

-q: Turn off Wget’s output (saves some disk space)

-c: Resume broken download i.e. continue getting a partially-downloaded file. This is useful when you want to finish up a download started by a previous instance of Wget, or by another program.

Alternative method:

Use nohup like this:

nohup wget http://example.com/dvd.iso &
exit

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Answered By – subZero

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